Ultima Thule is getting clearer, and it looks like a big bowling pin

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It looks like a massive bowling pin.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has despatched again its closest view of essentially the most far away global humanity has ever visited, Ultima Thule, a snapshot taken on December 31. From part a million miles out, Ultima nonetheless seems fuzzy, however the irregularly-shaped object is changing into more and more transparent.

The day prior, New Year’s Eve, Ultima was once simply constructed from a few pixels — so this is a notable development.

“Even regardless that it’s a pixelated blob nonetheless, it’s a higher pixelated blob,” New Horizons challenge scientist Hal Weaver mentioned Tuesday at venture headquarters, situated at Maryland’s Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Read extra…

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